But If You Do Not Believe Why Do You .......

@andriaperry (33336)
Anniston, Alabama
November 14, 2017 8:17pm CST
I have often wondered this, Why do people who DO NOT believe in God or Jesus celebrate Christmas? I was always taught that its a holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus our Lord and Savior. So I ask, if you do not believe in Christmas, do you do nothing or do you still buy gifts?
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@FourWalls (10081)
• United States
15 Nov
I don’t celebrate it, but I’m not about to be a killjoy for those who do want to celebrate. I go to the office party, I help put the tree up, and I love to look at the decorations. I’m not about to tell anyone they can’t celebrate it or have to walk on eggshells because I don’t. My skin isn’t that thin.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
Thanks for your honest answer, I have always wondered this.
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@NJChicaa (29851)
• United States
15 Nov
I still celebrate it as a secular holiday to enjoy with family and friends. I need something merry to look forward to and enjoy during the dark, short days of winter. For that matter, none of my family goes to church on Christmas or is particularly interested in religion.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
So for you its just about gathering with family, food and gifts?
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@NJChicaa (29851)
• United States
15 Nov
@andriaperry Yes. It is a festive family celebration. We all get together in early December to make homemade ravioli and then we eat these (along with my prime rib) on Christmas day. It is a wonderful day for us.
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@rebelann (32488)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Nov
Many pagan celebrations were integrated into the Catholic religion, Christmas has been around a lot longer than christianity.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
I have only been celebrating that I recall in this lifetime
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@rebelann (32488)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Nov
Hey, we all celebrate in our own way @andriaperry never mind that the Ancient Celtics were celebrating Christmas before the Romans were a top society.
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@sallypup (22047)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Nov
@rebelann There is so much glorious Celtic Yuletide music. Love it in the middle of July. Hammered dulcimers are a fine thing.
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@TRBRocks420 (62386)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Nov
I celebrate Christmas because I love Jesus.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
Me too!
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@kobesbuddy (19664)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@TRBRocks420 Good for you, TR!
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@Bopsalay (157)
• Phuket, Thailand
15 Nov
Me too
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@responsiveme (14458)
• India
15 Nov
I am not a Christian . I go and pray in a church on Christmas day...the decorations are wonderful , listen to some carol singing, have some cake .Its peace on earth and goodwill to all men, for me.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
Who do you pray to?
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• India
15 Nov
@andriaperry In the church ....to Jesus, it's his bday
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
@responsiveme Okay, same here.
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@UncleJoe (8617)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
15 Nov
We know that Jesus wasn't born on Dec 25 so we must be celebrating Santa's birthday.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
I know no such! Santa is just everyone sugar daddy.
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@UncleJoe (8617)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
15 Nov
@andriaperry Yeah, but when is his birthday?
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
@UncleJoe I will have to see if I can find that date for you.
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@teamfreak16 (36770)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Nov
We don't celebrate. In fact, we usually go to the bar on Christmas.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
See I asked you a long time ago and it does not bother me because its your life, but I also knew you did not buy gifts and have this huge celebration so I had to ask, why do all that if you do not believe.
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@teamfreak16 (36770)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Nov
@andriaperry - We might eat a big meal, but that's about it.
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15 Nov
Are the bars open on Christmas?
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@Morleyhunt (16795)
• Canada
15 Nov
A valid question. I also ask....why do Christians celebrate Halloween....with its ghosts and ghouls? What does the Easter bunny have to do with the crucifixion and resurrection?
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
Halloween in most countries is like grave decoration day. I think. I have no idea where the Easter bunny came from.
@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
17 Nov
@MALUSE Thanks! I never know but now I do.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Nov
I believe in Christmas but there are some celebrations that I'm not mad about. I'd do the same as Four Walls and just go along with whatever is happening.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
Thank you for your honesty.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Nov
@andriaperry It's nice you say 'honesty'. You could just as easily have said 'taking the easy road'.
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@kobesbuddy (19664)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
I celebrate Christmas as the holiday, that we celebrate the virgin birth, of our Lord Jesus Christ:)
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
Me too!
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@kobesbuddy (19664)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@andriaperry Jesus is the 'REASON for the SEASON!'
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@bunnybon7 (33156)
• Holiday, Florida
15 Nov
i believe in it like you do to celebrate his life. but i think non christians just like the idea of getting gifts and celebrating. so they just call it something else? who knows why they do.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
That is why I asked, I want to know.
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@bunnybon7 (33156)
• Holiday, Florida
15 Nov
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@Srbageldog (5640)
• United States
15 Nov
It can also be a secular holiday (Santa and his reindeer aren't religious.) Plus winter celebrations have been around for centuries. It is a good way to brighten up the dark days of winter. Some people celebrate Yule or the Winter Solstice, and others refer to it as Saturnalia.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
I am learning from the non religious.
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• Rochester, New York
15 Nov
For me it's Yule, but I also celebrate Christmas because of my family.
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@LoriAMoore (10162)
• United States
15 Nov
I wonder that too. I am a Christian, so I stick with the celebration of Jesus' birth.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
Me too.
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@sallypup (22047)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Nov
The Coming of the Light. Read @rebelann's answer below. The Druids mean almost more to me than sentimentality and just plain fun when its nasty cold outside.
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@rebelann (32488)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Nov
Oh, I can imagine how much fun you have over there with all them thar kritters to try to keep warm. I love Christmas, the way the Druids and Celtics intended it. The shortest day of the year is around the 21st of December. Once the days start to get longer it's time to celebrate.
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@sallypup (22047)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Nov
@rebelann Yes. We celebrate the Winter Solstice.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
So no Jesus your Christmas?
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@fishtiger58 (30715)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Nov
I was raised a Catholic but I don't participate anymore. I love getting together with family and friends.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
Thank you for your honesty.
@averygirl72 (14121)
• Philippines
15 Nov
I found nothing bad to celebrate Christmas. It's the perfect time of the year because the year will end also the weather is cold. It's good to remember the birth of Jesus in a joyous and festive ways
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
Yes I agree.
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@1hopefulman (20419)
• Canada
15 Nov
I believe in God and Jesus but do not celebrate Christmas as the early Christians did not celebrate neither birthdays nor Christmas. That is what I do and other people are free to do as they please.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
I do agree, people can do what they want, I was just wondering why some do not believe in God and Jesus but celebrate on a day that we set aside for the birth f Jesus.
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• China
15 Nov
Hmm, they just celebrated for fun.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
I reckon.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Nov
But the Santa Claus thing is based on a pagan myth, nothing to do with the birth of Jesus really.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Nov
Yes I know. Why do you celebrate?
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Nov
@andriaperry Tradition and I am mostly pagan anyway. It is a low key thing for me.
@just4him (92422)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Nov
I am a firm believer in my Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. I celebrate. However, I do wonder the same thing every year, especially as Christmas has become so commercialized and vicious. Jesus isn't found in the holiday any longer, unless you really look for him.
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
Well, I never really thought about this until now because I know so many people that does not believe. Jesus is why I celebrate.
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@just4him (92422)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Nov
@andriaperry Me too.
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